Padakritya, Padakṛtya: 6 definitions


Padakritya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Padakṛtya can be transliterated into English as Padakrtya or Padakritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Padakritya in Nyaya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Padakṛtya (पदकृत्य) is a commentary on the Tarkasaṃgraha which is ascribed to Candrajasiṃha.—The Tarkasaṃgraha of Annaṃbhaṭṭa is a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the ancient Indian system of logic and reasoning. It’s language is easily understandable and is meant primarily to unlock the doors of the twin-darśana of Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika. There are about twenty five commentaries [viz., the Padakṛtya] both traditional and modern on this treatise which undoubtedly establishes the importance of Tarkasaṃgraha.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Padakritya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

padakṛtya (पदकृत्य).—n S The use, office, or operation of, the part accomplished by, a word (in a definition &c.) 2 (Used elliptically for padakṛtyapradarśana) Explaining, unfolding, showing the import, force, connection &c. of the several words employed in a definition.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Padakṛtya (पदकृत्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a
—[commentary] on the Tarkasaṃgraha, by Candrajasiṃha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Padakṛtya (पदकृत्य):—[=pada-kṛtya] [from pada > pad] n. Name of [commentator or commentary] on [Tarkasaṃgraha]

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Padakritya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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